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Countdown to Vodafone Rangasangeet 2016 Winner Announcement Begins

  • Grand Finale to be held on December 04, 2016 at Balgandharva Rangamandir

  • 13 teams from Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Goa, Ratnagiri and Kankavli to battle it out to become coveted champions

  • Nagraj Manjule to be Chief Guest along with Subodh Bhave and a host of Marathi celebrities

 

 

 

 

The ‘Grand Finale’ of the seventh edition of ‘Vodafone Rangasangeet 2016’ will be held on December 04, 2016 in the August presence of eminent Marathi Theatre and Film personalities at Balgandharva Rangamandir. Overall 13 teams across six centres viz. Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Kankavli, Ratnagiri and Goa, will battle it out to become the coveted champions of the seventh edition of this annual competition. While the prose finals will be held on December 03, 2016 at Bharat Natya Mandir (Sadashiv Peth), musical finals will be held on December 04, 2016 at Balgandharva Rangamandir (J. M. Road). This will be followed by winner announcement and prize distribution at Balgandharva Rangamandir from 7 pm onwards.

 

Nagraj Manjule will be the Chief Guest for the event along with Subodh Bhave and a host of renowned Marathi celebrities. Saurabh Gokhale and Rishikesh Dali  will be the anchor of the event. The plays will be judged by an esteemed jury panel comprising of Uday Lagoo, Shriram Pendse and Vibhawari Deshpande. The winning teams will be entitled to a cash prize worth INR 1 lakh for musical and INR 10,000 for prose along with a host of other prizes worth INR 5 lakh.

 

The call for entries for the seventh edition of Vodafone Rangasangeet began in September this year followed by preliminary rounds in Nashik, Aurangabad, Goa, Kankavli, Ratnagiri and Pune. At the close of two month long process of selection and elimination, out of more than 100 teams across the six centres, 13 teams were shortlisted, 7 in musicals and 6 in prose, as finalists in both the categories.

 

The Finalists are:

Musicals

Sr. No

 Play

 Team

 City

1

 Bhasmasur Mohini

 Dashavatar Mandal

 Kankavli

2

 Pahilya Bapa Chya Pahilya Mulga

 Rangakhamb

 Kankavli

3

 Sangeet Fugadi

 Dhanvantri College

 Nasik

4

 Sangeet Dev Babhali

 Spandan Parivar

 Nasik

5

 Sangeet Goal

 Balaji On Creations

 Pune

6

 Sangeet Vithurang

 Morayya Pune

 Pune

7

 Laila On the Rocks

 Ruia College

 Mumbai

 

Prose

Sr. No

 Play

 Team

 City

1

 Second Hand

 Samarth Academy

 Pune

2

 Bai

 BMCC

 Pune

3

 Khatara

 Nirmiti Rangamanch

 Ahmednagar

4

 The Final Decision

 Samarth Kala Vishkar

 Devgarh

5

 The Curious Case Of

 Rang Darpan

 Goa

6

 Ovi

 Zero Budget Production

 Mumbai

 

Speaking about Vodafone Rangasangeet, Ashish Chandra, Business Head – Maharashtra & Goa, Vodafone India said, “As a value based organization, Vodafone believes in making a meaningful contribution to society, across the geographies we operate in. Vodafone Rangasangeet has been created, conceptualized and executed to bring back focus on Marathi theatre as a serious form of art and encourage youth to look at it as not merely as an entertainment but also as a profession. This year more than 100 teams participated across 6 centres in Maharashtra and Goa. It is quite evident from the number that the participation is increasing and so is the passion and love for theatre. We are delighted to receive such an incredible response for the seventh edition of ‘Vodafone Rangasangeet 2016’ and would like to congratulate the shortlisted teams for making it to the Grand Finale.”

 

Shri Prasad Purandare of Theatre Academy said,Our association with Vodafone goes back to 2010 when Vodafone Rangasangeet was launched. Over the years, Vodafone Rangasangeet has received tremendous accolades from Theatre Fraternity across Maharashtra and Goa. Some of the participants in the past have moved on to achieve fame in Marathi Theatre, Film and TV industry. The main purpose behind Vodafone Rangasangeet is to encourage budding talent and motivate theatre enthusiasts, with a more reformed and challenging mode of theatre, which is musical. With the overwhelming response received over the years and continuous support from Vodafone, we intend to take this platform onto a next level.”

 

Vodafone Rangasangeet, organised by Vodafone, one of India’s leading telecom service provider, in association with Theatre Academy is a one-of-its-kind state level musical and prose one-act-play competition. The competition aims to provide a platform for budding talent in theatre across Maharashtra and Goa.

 

The event is open for public and passes will be available at Vodafone Stores, Balgandharva Rangamandir and Theatre Academy’s office at Parvati on first come, first serve basis.

 

About Vodafone India

Vodafone India is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group Plc. with operations across the country serving over 200 million customers (over 106 million in rural areas). Commencing operations in 2007, Vodafone is today a robust, award winning business and committed for the long term. Vodafone Business Services serves the needs of enterprises and government by providing total telecommunications (Voice and Data) solutions across mobility and wireline platforms. Our mobile wallet, M-Pesa is a unique and innovative money transfer service from Vodafone that fosters financial inclusion.

 

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Globally, Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 52 more, and has fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 September 2016, Vodafone had 470 million mobile customers and 14 million fixed broadband customers.

 

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